If you’re after a new bag with all the luxe of traditional harm but without the cruelty or eco-footprint, then check out these designers who are doing their bit in the vegan fashion movement.
Jill Milan came about when creator Jill Fraser struggled to find quality faux leather handbags
We can’t deny the timeless appeal of a sturdy leather tote. In fact, a sleek evening clutch or a throw-everything-in bucket bag is always welcome in our wardrobe, too.
But as more and more of us are becoming more conscious of what we eat, wear and slather all over our skin, the demand for vegetarian and vegan alternatives has increased.
And in 2019, more and more brands are responding to that growing consumer demand. So if you’re after a faux leather bag, then these are the designers to be looking out for.
Don’t miss out on gorgeous Italian designs just because you’ve packed in the real leather look. A completely vegan brand, Jill Milan – which was founded by Jill Fraser in 2011 – is often spotted draped on the arm of a celebrity. After a successful career in marketing, Jill branched off into fashion after finding limited options when it comes to high-end products that are cruelty-free.
The British fashion designer is at the forefront of the cruelty-free fashion movement. As she states on her website: “As a vegetarian brand, we never use leather, skin, fur or feathers. By taking this stance we are proving it is possible to create beautiful, luxurious products that are better for everyone – animals, people and the environment.” Meaning you can shop the entire Stella McCartney collection free of concern that calf leather or crocodile skin details might pop up.
Matt & Nat
Not a couple who’ve got into fashion designing or a brother and sister duo with a vision, Matt & Nat actually stands for material and nature, hinting at what the brand is all about. The Canadian brand specialising in making vegan leather bags for just about every need. Taking the eco-friendly movement to the next level, many items in their collection use recycled plastic bottles to line the handbags, too.